XYZZY Awards

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XYZZY Awards
Competition (series of events)
Frequency Annual
Part of series [[]]
Organiser Sam Kabo Ashwell
Events in this series
XYZZY Awards 2019, XYZZY Awards 2020
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An annual popular-choice award formerly organized by Eileen Mullin of XYZZYnews, and currently organized by Sam Kabo Ashwell.

The XYZZY Awards are similar to Oscars in the movie business. The awards take place each year in the early spring, with the ceremony occurring online. The awards ceremony used to take place on ifMUD, but in 2017, the event changed venues. The award winners are now announced on Twitter instead.

There are two stages of voting. In the first stage, games are nominated by the IF community for the different categories. Any game that was published in the previous year is eligible for nomination. Games that have been nominated frequently become finalists. In the second stage, members of the community vote on the finalists to pick a winner of each category.

Fine Print

  • Regarding IntroComp games: The year that an IntroComp game is completed is the year that game becomes eligible for the XYZZY awards.



Popular choice awards
Golden Hamster (Russian) • Erins (AIF) • InsideADRIFT AwardsXYZZY Awards